Executive Summary

It is really a matter of great pleasure to welcome you in the Department of Food Technology of Gurunanak Institute of Technology has emerged as one of the premier educational institute in the field of Food Technology in West Bengal. Since its inception in 2006 with an intake of 60 students the department has undergone continual improvement by organizing several EDP, Seminar, conference, workshop, and symposium. We target at bringing together the technical skills of the industry along with academic expertise of highly experienced and PhD faculty members to disseminate knowledge on the various newer advances and developments in the Food Processing Sector and to emphasize on the different Processing Technologies and its relevance not only to the state level but also to the national and international level. Furthermore students of the department published research papers in different reputed National and International journals, presented Research paper in National/International seminar/ conferences, workshop, and symposium with the guidance of faculty members and awarded also in different oral/poster/ quiz/ Competition held in IIT-KGP, JU, BHU, FOSET, etc.

Courses Offered:

4 years B. Tech in Food Technology

Objective:

To create high caliber Food Technology graduates who will be well equipped through the education and training they receive, to support the rapid changes in Food Processing industries and sustain the industrial and economic development of the country.

CORE STRENGTH:

Food Technologists work for industries with the aim of improving Food quality, Food safety, Food processing operations, optimization of product manufacturing etc. They have tremendous job opportunities in various sectors including both in industry and academia. Our students are placed in ITC Food Division, Britannia Industries Ltd., Thacker Dairy, Bengal Beverages (Coco Cola), Keventer Agro, Indian Dairy Products Pvt. Ltd., Raja Biscuits Pvt. Ltd., Priya Biscuits Ltd., Parle Biscuits, Amrit Feeds, Sobisco Biscuits, Purti Vanaspati, Red Cow Dairy, Monginis , Modern Food Industries , Nestle India Ltd., Anmol Biscuits Ltd., Ganesh Food Products, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., Elmac Foods, Shalimar Group, C G Foods Ltd. (Wai Wai) etc. Food Technology graduates can pursue higher studies in different academic institutions e.g. IIT KGP, JU, IICPT, NIFTEM, SLIET, Tezpur University, ICT Mumbai etc. to acquire M.Tech as well as PhD degree and as a result can exploit their academic potential in teaching and R&D both in national and international level of institutions/industries. They also have the opportunity to become successful entrepreneur who can serve for societal benefit.

Departmental activities

  • The Department organizes Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Food Preservation for 4, 6 and 12 week duration.
  • Conducting training programme under FPTC, Govt. of West Bengal.
  • Seminars, workshops, special lectures are organized by experts from India and abroad in every year.
  • In-plant training and factory visit in summer and winter recess are in regular programme.
  • The Department prepares Project report for different Food Processing Industries.
  • The Department faculties help other Institutes / Universities in teaching & research activities and curriculum development.
  • The Departmental faculties are involved in R&D activities in the area of Nutraceutieals & Functional foods, Antioxidants, Micorbial biosensor, Wine preparation, new product development, Probiotic soya products, weaning foods using soyabean, Dairy products etc.


  • The Department has received a grant of Rs. 50 lakhs from Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India for Infra structural Development
  • Received a Grant of Rs. 4.0 Lakhs from Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture. Govt. of West Bengal for establishment of Food Processing Training Centre
  • Received a grant of Rs. 1.4 Lakhs from AICTE, Govt. of India for conducting National Seminar on Recent Advances in in The Development of Natural Antioxidants.
  • UGC Project Grant of Rs. 10 Lakhs.

  • 13 innovative research Papers by B. Tech FT students have been published at the International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Agriculture and Food Engineering, Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur during December 2016Publication of wall magazine and technical magazine
  • Participation in model display in Kolkata Book fair, TESSARACT and other reputed institutions.
  • Participation in tech fest in reputed institution.
  • Organizing seminar by IE student chapter, FT.

  • R & D Lab
  • Food processing Lab
  • Food Analysis & Quality Control Lab
  • Food Microbiology Lab
  • Microbial Technology and Food Biotechnology Lab
  • Food Chemistry Lab
  • Biochemistry Lab
  • Unit operation of Chemical Engineering Lab
  • Food Engineering Lab
  • Departmental Library

  • Freeze drier
  • Cold Centrifuge
  • Deep Freezer (-23° c)
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Spectroflurimeter (Perkin Elmer)
  • Brook-Field Viscometer
  • Laminar Flow Table
  • BOD Shaker Incubator
  • Autoclave
  • Tray Drier
  • Plate Freezer
  • Ice cream churner
  • Pulper
  • Baking Oven
  • Canning unit
  • Homogenizer
  • Spray drier
  • Rotary Vacuum Evaporater
  • Single Screw Extruder
  • Fluidised bed drier
  • Jaw crusher and ball mill
  • Heat exchanger
  • Packed bed distillation column
  • Reynolds apparatus

Major Programmes Organized

  • AICTE sponsored National Seminar on Recent Advances in The Development of Natural Antioxidants
  • Seminar on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technologies
  • Seminar on Food Quality and Safety
  • Workshop on Present Status of Dairy and Beverage Industries in West Bengal
  • Workshop on Present Status of Bakery Industries in West Bengal
  • Invited Talk on Nutrigenomics
  • Invited talk on Invited Talk regarding Prospect of Food Technology Graduates in Bakery & Confectionery Industry
  • Invited Talk on Resveratrol Miracle
  • Invited Talk on Prospective Development Of Food Technologist's Under German Collaboration